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jezza
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I thought up a very simple principle of doing this and tried it the other night and it blew people away. I vanished a ring in flash paper, (you could do any vanish),
looked about, and found an empty Coke can.

I picked it up, shook it, and rattle rattle turned it over and ring popped out, very simple gimmicked coke can similair to a gaffed card case.

Just wondered if anyone else has any comments suggestions ideas that could be good, I just want a good signed coin or ring to impossible location and this seemed a pretty useable effect.
Pete Biro
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I still say the old "slum" trick where the signed coin appears inside a little bag inside a matchbox is one of the greatest tricks of all time.
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Larry Davidson
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Jezza,

I think the devil's in the details and since I'm unfamiliar with the details it's hard to offer an opinion.

From a general standpoint, though, might some spectators be upset if you retrieved their valuable ring from the inside of a Coke Can which they assume has Coke residue inside, and after shaking the ring out of the can which scrapes the ring against the metal interior?

Larry D.
Harry Murphy
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Larry Jennings published a “signed coin to coke/beer can” back in the 70’s. The can was gimmicked almost right in front of the spectators and the top of the can had to be cut off to retrieve the signed coin. It has to be one of the easiest Coin-to-impossible-locations out there.

I do agree with Pete that the old slum trick is still hard to beat!
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jezza
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I like all signed coins ,rings etc to impossible places but I wanted one that would feel more impromptu and on the spot.

Three lemons, matchbox in wool etc. are excellent, I agree, but I feel the gaffed coke can left beside a bin etc. if you get the timing right can be amazing.

I'm one of those people who gets timing right. I start talking about magic when I feel is the right moment and 9 out of 10 times they say show me something and then do it.

Normally looking around and saying, "I don't know what to do", pretending to think on the spur of the moment and then ask if anyone has a ring, and yeeehaaa seems like a miracle.

I think sometimes the effort to set up an effect is well worth it once in a blue moon as it gets talked about for ages and word travels.

I'm a close-up magician and obviously this kind of thing in real working situations isn't as good. I believe magic comes across so well when it appears in their mind that you just come up with it on the spur of the moment.

I'm really getting into Bill to Impossible Places, signed coins, etc., I think a ring has something really magical about it.

Anyway, I'm really interested in Larry Jenning's Signed Coin to Can. I'm just trying to get away from @#&% cards for a while.
juan
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On 2003-11-25 12:38, Pete Biro wrote:
I still say the old "slum" trick where the signed coin appears inside a little bag inside a matchbox is one of the greatest tricks of all time.


What is the original name of this trick ? I ask because I only know the portuguese name (here in Brazil)
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In several books it is called, "Coin in ball of Wool", as a dealer item it is sometimes called "Coin to Matchbox" or when purchased as a gimmick rather than a trick, "a coin slide". I am sure it has gone under a lot of different names.

Getting back to the original question, Jezza I commend you for thinking outside the box and just keep coming up with things that blow an audience away.
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Harry Murphy
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The “Slum” trick that Pete and I mentioned is the “Coin to Box” trick. It is still being made and is found in kid’s magic sets, or in blister packs in toy stores that sell jokes and novelties. I know that Adams still makes them and some magic dealers carry the Adams and E-Z magic lines for kids and rank beginners. The trick is good and gets a good reaction (as does the old Nest of Boxes trick)

There are several versions. The original version did not use a box and matchbox. It had two metal plates (they looked like shallow ash trays) that were held together with rubber bands. Inside was a bag held closed with a rubber band and inside that bag was yet another small bag held closed with a rubber band. Inside that bag was the marked coin. Some sets were made with two sets of metal plates that nested inside each other with the small bag at the center.

I also have a version that was simply three small cloth bags, one inside the other, each a bit smaller than the other so as to easily fit inside each other. The coin ended in the smallest bag (all held closed with rubber bands).

This trick predates the Nest of Boxes item that is today’s slum trick (and not that bad).
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